Your Monday just got better.
What happened next was a whirlwind of clever tweets and Facebook comments from around the world. Metaphors abound. Hilarity ensued.
The story garnered more than 200 comments on the Shiny Sheet story, but we picked out our top 10 favorites so you didn’t have to sift through all of them:
#10 (Teddy Augustin)
We got a lot of Armageddon/devil/Satan mentions, which makes us wonder if we should step up our end-of-world themed web content. We could include stories like “Shop ‘til you drop: Ways to spend your final days shopping in Palm Beach,” or “How to stave off those end-of-world blues: Recipe edition.”
#9 (Gerald Wise)
Because it’s not real news until it’s fake news.
#8 (Carolyn Shaknis Grady)
And to you, ottokatz.
#6 (James Josepha)
He has a point, and we’re a little salty we didn’t think of that first.
#5 (Diedrick Rucker)
Again, lots of religious shout outs.
#4 (Colin August Prosser)
Wonder if Mar-a-Lago will add a sinkhole cake to its dessert menu.
#3 (Denise Dushas)
Driving in New York must be bumpy. For us Floridians, it’s only rough when you hit an alligator.
#2 (Wayne Jervis)
We at the Shiny Sheet are all too familiar with Bingham Island. If you don’t have any idea what we’re talking about, check this out. And this. All sorts of strange things happen there, like that time someone left a stolen truck on the side of the road, along with the keys found tied to a road sign. And that couple who was nabbed by police getting frisky under the bridge. Did we mention we love Bingham Island?
#1 (Jeffrey R Austein)
We appreciate this one because this fella understands the actual meaning of Mar-a-Lago. We appreciate that in a commentator.
Honorable mention (Brad Rosenblatt)
We mostly just liked the dog in Brad’s profile picture. Seems like a good boy, so we thought he deserved an honorable mention. Plus, he looks regal in his bandana.
The sinkhole even prompted a new Twitter account, Mar-a-Lago Sinkhole, which launched about 4 p.m. with the initial tweet: “And I was born.”